23 Aug '11, 12am

One phone scam reported every other day

One phone scam reported every other day

One common ruse sees the tricksters calling or sending a text message to victims informing them that they have won money in an overseas lottery. -- ST PHOTO: YAP NING By Tham Yuen-C & Kimberly Spykerman Telephone con men made off with $2.6 million in the first six months of this year, up from $1.9 million in the same period last year. Police records show that someone falls prey to a phone scam every other day. From January to June, there were 110 cases in which victims lost money - 21 per cent up from 91 cases in the same period last year. A police spokesman said most of the scam calls come from overseas. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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